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59 resources with the keyterm song lyrics

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The Imagine Poetry & Mural Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Readers of all ages can work together in groups to create original poetry on the theme of "Imagine," inspired by John Lennon's classic song. They also create a mural to illustrate their poetry. A beautiful lesson, inspired by a beautiful...
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Genre Lesson: Poetry

For Teachers 5th Standards
Here is a terrific lesson on poetry! Learners bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. A class discussion ensues regarding what makes a song "catchy." After analyzing the alliteration of the poems, learners read the poem "This...
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Set a Poem to Music

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Fun awaits both you and your class as you embark on a musical activity. After discussing different rhythmic meters they choose a poem to set to music. The poem must rhyme and be set to a melody in the key of C Major. Because the activity...
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Genre Lesson: Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Hook kids into a study on poetry elements by asking them to bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. Discuss the elements in one or two songs (preferably that demonstrate rhyme, figurative language, or a repeating phrase). Groups do...
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Compare and Contrast Poems vs. Lyrics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Combine your pupils' love of music with their growing knowledge of poetry! First, have them bring in their favorite songs for a discussion on word choice and literary devices. Then, use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the...
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Strega Nona: Retell Song Lyrics

For Students K - 2nd
Need a fun way to retell a great story? Here are song lyrics that retell the Tomi De Palo classic, Strega Nona. There are two songs, the first tells the story of Strega Nona (sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?") and the second warns...
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Is Perception Reality? Writing Paradoxes in Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Explore the paradox of the universe - or, at least, of popular music - with this lesson. Using the songs "Inaudible Melodies" by Jack Johnson and "She" by Green Day, your class will complete a graphic organizer to help them understand...
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Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry

For Students 6th - 10th
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners...
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Our Town

For Teachers 7th - 8th
With the songs "My Hometown" by Bruce Springsteen and "Allentown" by Billy Joel, learners examine external versus internal conflict. When they have finished the first part of the lesson, they create their own poem (or song) about the...
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With Your Own Two Hands: Are You Changing the World or "Waiting for the World to Change"?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Can your pupils change the world? Explore this question with Ben Harper's song "With My Own Two Hands" and John Mayer's "Waiting for the World to Change." After listening to the songs, they discuss the tools at their disposal for...
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Ain't That America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"Well there's more and more people, what do they know?" Help your class connect their lives with history and literature using this resource, which guides them through the lyrics of John Mellencamp's "Pink Houses." Using the images in the...
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Exploring Shipping Through Song Lyrics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore shipping through song lyrics. They delve into the world of water transportation as they analyze the lyrics from the song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." Plenty of web resource links and background information are...
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Lyrics Analysis Guide

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Assist your learners as they unravel the wonders of lyric analysis. This resource breaks down the analysis process by hook, verse, and chorus. Each is briefly defined and is used to look at any song's lyrics in a systematic way.
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Parents in a Pigpen?!

For Students K - 2nd
Like reading, music stimulates multiple parts of the brain. After reading the story, Parents in a Pigpen, Pigs in a Bathtub, learners will practice story retelling by singing this song. These lyrics are intended to accompany the story...
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Metaphor in Song Lyrics: Class Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The class locates lyrics from familiar songs and decides if the metaphors and similes found were used effectively. They prepare and present a speech based on the lyrics of a song and explain how metaphor and simile were used.
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On the Beach: Disabled and Mother's Pride

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do an early 20th century poet and a 1980's rock star have in common with a novel from the 1960's? Using Wilfred Owen's poem "Disabled" and George Michael's song "Mother's Pride," learners answer questions about the lyrics and themes...
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Poetry in Music

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders look at poetry in music. In this language arts activity, 6th graders listen to and read the lyrics of songs to find the poetic aspects of them. They focus on similes and metaphors and write their own songs lyrics.
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I Hear Poetry

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders use song lyrics to complete a literary and stylistic analysis of poetry. In this poetry analysis lesson, 12th graders analyze poems without knowing they are songs and complete an organizer. Students listen to the songs...
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Three Little Piggies (Song)

For Students K - 1st
In this song lyrics worksheet, students enjoy singing a song about the events in the story of The Three Little Pigs. These words are set to the tune of "Here We Go Looby Loo."
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Music: "Hearing Between The Lines"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The class listens to and reads lyrics from popular songs that explore themes of self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. The song interpretations will serve as a jumping-off point to deeper discussion on the issues, culminating in...
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Water Cycle Song

For Students K - 2nd
Oh my! Get ready for a water cycle song. This short little song, sung to the tune of "Oh My Darling Clementine," is intended to assist young weather enthusiasts in recalling the three parts of the water cycle. Tip: Have your class group...
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Little Miss Muffet and Humpty Dumpty

For Students K - 3rd
In this early childhood song lyrics and images worksheet, learners practice reading and singing the words of Little Miss Muffet and Humpty Dumpty.
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Itsy Bitsy Spider

For Students K - 3rd
For this early childhood song lyrics and images worksheet, learners practice reading and singing the words of "Itsy Bitsy Spider".
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Learning From Lyrics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze a song to determine the composer's point of view regarding the subject addressed in the song. They design and create an original visual aid that illustrates the theme of the song. Students identify any social studies...